If you have anything to suggest about the DSA Book then please read this…

Its been a while since I talked about the DSA book but to summarise its had over 20,000 (first, second) downloads which has largely provoked me into taking the whole thing a lot more seriously for the next edition which I expect will triple its content. I don’t have any times at the moment because we are figuring out what we want to add to the book based on the current programming climate. So, if you have any suggestions then please let me know by emailing me via the contact page. Don’t hold back – what would be your dream … Continue reading If you have anything to suggest about the DSA Book then please read this…

Data Structures and Algorithms book flying out (again!)

The updated version of the Data Structures and Algorithms book that Luca and I wrote is flying out once more! We are really very happy to see how many people are downloading our book. In total (counting the previous release) the book has had nearly 16,000 downloads! Amazing. If you haven’t already got a copy what are you waiting for?! Its free so you don’t have to reach into those empty pockets at this time of year. Download the updated version of the Data Structures and Algorithms book here! Enjoy. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Code Contracts – my opinion on them anyway…

One of the great things that came out of the PDC for me was the confirmation that code contracts would be coming to .NET 4.0. I was a big fan of Spec# [1] but admittedly I never thought it would make it into the mainstream C# or VB.NET languages even though the prior solution provides the more concise and descriptive syntax. On Sunday I played around with the library released at the PDC [2] and in general it all looks good. For the astute reader you will know that I co-authored a book on Data Structures and Algorithms [3] with … Continue reading Code Contracts – my opinion on them anyway…

DSA book on ‘This Week on C9’

First off thank you to all who have downloaded the first draft of Data Structures and Algorithms: Annotated Reference with Examples. At the time of writing this post there have been more than 3200 downloads within around 3 days of it being put up on DotNetSlackers which is great! Thanks to all those who have helped spread the word by linking to the posts I made and to the actual project page. I’d also like to thank Dan Fernandez who gave the book a mention on This Week on C9 (a weekly review program on the popular Channel9 site). You … Continue reading DSA book on ‘This Week on C9’

Data Structures and Algorithms book (free) first preview available!

This is a little project that myself and Luca have been working on in our spare (spare) time in the last month or so. The book is no where near complete but we wanted to get it out there now and progress with it in view of the public eye rather than just sit on it and wait months until it was a lot more thorough. As this is just a preview don’t expect it to be all finely polished, we know what we are lacking in terms of explanations. No chapter in the preview is the final version of … Continue reading Data Structures and Algorithms book (free) first preview available!

Data Structures and Algorithms book

Myself and Luca are currently working on a free e-book that should be out near the end of the year, it will be a companion to the Data Structures and Algorithms project located on CodePlex. The book use’s pseudo code to describe the solutions that we have created so that it can be easily ported to many imperative OO languages like C#, C++, and Java (amongst others). We are targeting this book at intermediate to advanced programmers, however we do cover some of the basics to give the reader a hand in getting up to speed pretty quick with the … Continue reading Data Structures and Algorithms book